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Study finds depression suffered by 80% of women who abort
CantholicNewsAgency ^ | Madrid, Dec 9, 2008

Posted on 12/09/2008 1:45:21 PM PST by GonzoII

Study finds depression suffered by 80% of women who abort


Madrid, Dec 9, 2008 / 03:52 pm (CNA).- A study by a group of experts in Spain has revealed that 80% of women who have had an abortion suffer symptoms of depression, while 40% have considered suicide.

The study, carried out by psychiatrist Carmen Gomez-Lavin of the University of Navarre, also uncovered other symptoms that affect women who suffer from Post-Abortion Syndrome.  These include sexual dysfunction (40%), drug abuse, especially among adolescents (30%), behavioral changes (60%) or irritability (70%).

During the process and in the year that follows an abortion, the study indicates, the mortality rate of women who have undergone an abortion is between 3.5 and 6 times higher than that of women who give birth, mainly due to suicides, accidents and murders. “The suicide rate is between 6 and 7 time higher than in women who give birth,” the study finds.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; depression; eu; postabortivewomen; prolife; psychology; spain

1 posted on 12/09/2008 1:45:23 PM PST by GonzoII
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To: wagglebee

It’s sad, but not surprising.


2 posted on 12/09/2008 1:46:46 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: narses

Prolife ping.


3 posted on 12/09/2008 1:46:52 PM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: Clintonfatigued

No it’s not surprising considering women go through some sort of depressed mood even after normal childbirth.

The hormones (and the mind) must really be messed up after an abortion.


4 posted on 12/09/2008 1:51:24 PM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: GonzoII

Sis, RN,MSN quit her job several years ago because of the mental conditions of post-abortion women and teens who were forced on the staff at the clinic where she worked in MA.


5 posted on 12/09/2008 1:53:10 PM PST by xtinct (Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another. Plato)
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To: GonzoII

What is also sad is that few young women will have this information before they make their “choice” to kill their child.


6 posted on 12/09/2008 1:53:49 PM PST by Elvina (BHO is double plus ungood.)
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To: GonzoII

I knew a woman who really lost all touch with reality after her abortion (she aborted the baby because her boyfriend said he would marry her if she did). He never married her. She tried to get her life together afterwards, but sadly failed. What little self esteem she had disappeared. She became a streewalker and contracted AIDs. So true. So sad.


7 posted on 12/09/2008 1:54:16 PM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: GonzoII

The 20% represents the percentage of the general population that is sociopathic and would brutalize a child at any age. It was confirmed in other recent studies that 1/5th of nationwide sampling are sociopathic.

The other 80% discovered the truth when it was far too late. The best thing we can do to stop the abortion industry is to spread the truth. Give out real medical information and present all options. If the movement is widespread enough, we could cut the number of abortions and grieving women by at least 50%.


8 posted on 12/09/2008 1:54:20 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: GonzoII

I am amazed that this many actually might have something of a conscious. It is barely possible that killing the innocent may not be the panacea so many heartless young women seem to think of a procedure not even considered by barbarians of the ancient world.


9 posted on 12/09/2008 1:55:22 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: GonzoII
Prayers going up for an end to abortion and all other manifestations of the culture of death.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
10 posted on 12/09/2008 1:55:39 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: wolfcreek
No it’s not surprising considering women go through some sort of depressed mood even after normal childbirth.

They sort of forgot the Paul Harvey portion of the rest of the story.

11 posted on 12/09/2008 1:56:30 PM PST by joesbucks (Sarah Palin: "I believe John McCain is the best leader that we have in the nation right now,)
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To: Elvina

The information is being controlled by those who wish to consume, cheat, and destroy.


12 posted on 12/09/2008 1:57:01 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well, I can honestly say I know 3 women who had abortions as teens and all 3 have had some serious mental and drug problems later in life. I realize this is probably not the case with all women who have had one, but I’m just saying....


13 posted on 12/09/2008 1:57:34 PM PST by a real Sheila (Going into my cave Jan 20. Come get me in 4 years.)
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To: GonzoII

Meanwhile, in a study funded by Planned Parenthood, doctors at Johns Hopkins recently said the opposite. I wonder why.

The truth is, women are devasted by abortions, with physical as well as mental and spiritual consequences, but feminists refuse to admit how destructive they are—to the mothers as well as the aborted babies. And of course Planned Parenthood laughs all the way to the bank.


14 posted on 12/09/2008 1:58:31 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Everyone knows that killing an innocent child is abhorrent.

Some, though, are convinced by others’ lies that it is not a child and they go through with the procedure, and then they know exactly what they just did.


15 posted on 12/09/2008 2:01:28 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Soothesayer

Something occurred to me today.

If Planned Parenthood is “pro-choice”,

is there any instance in which they would convince someone that it WASN’T a good idea to abort their baby?

Anyone that answers in the affirmative needs to be laughed at in their face.


16 posted on 12/09/2008 2:03:21 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: GonzoII
I am saddened that so many devoutly religious, pro-life people voted for Obama who has the most extreme pro-abortion record.

It is a tragedy that this president's policies will increase the number of women getting abortion.

We need brave Republicans to speak out about this study:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/we-demand-true-conservative-leadership.html

17 posted on 12/09/2008 2:03:26 PM PST by ensignbay ((We Demand True Conservative Leadership))
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To: Cicero

“Meanwhile, in a study funded by Planned Parenthood, doctors at Johns Hopkins recently said the opposite. I wonder why.”

The University of Navarre is about as top notch as you can get.


18 posted on 12/09/2008 2:03:33 PM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII

Hmm. Are we supposed to feel sorry for women who kill their own babies and then feel depressed about it? Screw ‘em.


19 posted on 12/09/2008 2:05:04 PM PST by Pravious
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To: ensignbay
We need brave Republicans to speak out about this study:

You hit the null set there. Try again.

20 posted on 12/09/2008 2:07:49 PM PST by thulldud (All your rumor are mong to us.)
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To: Soothesayer; All
Look, it is an UNnatural act, there is bound to be repercussions.

Thank God there is help for these ladies, if they look.

21 posted on 12/09/2008 2:10:09 PM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII
Wait a second. Some dirtbag with a MD who used to work for Planned Barrenhood's research arm said that "high quality" studies have shown that women who abort are just fine and that studies that claim otherwise are "politically motivated."

Who to believe.....
22 posted on 12/09/2008 2:11:04 PM PST by Antoninus (America didn't turn away from conservatism, they turned away from many who faked it. - Mark Sanford)
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To: joesbucks
They sort of forgot the Paul Harvey portion of the rest of the story.

Uh, no they didn't. Read this:

Suicides after pregnancy in Finland, 1987-94: register linkage study

Results: There were 73 suicides associated with pregnancy, representing 5.4% of all suicides in women in this age group. The mean annual suicide rate was 11.3 per 100 000. The suicide rate associated with birth was significantly lower (5.9) and the rates associated with miscarriage (18.1) and induced abortion (34.7) were significantly higher than in the population.

23 posted on 12/09/2008 2:14:19 PM PST by Antoninus (America didn't turn away from conservatism, they turned away from many who faked it. - Mark Sanford)
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To: LottieDah

“So sad.”

Indeed.


24 posted on 12/09/2008 2:19:24 PM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII

This fact is denied vehemently by the pro-aborts of both parties.


25 posted on 12/09/2008 2:46:11 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: GonzoII
The procedure that leaves more than 1 casualty.
26 posted on 12/09/2008 2:57:35 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: GonzoII
Abortion is not about saving women’s lives!

Studies Find Abortions Have Long-Term Effects

An Unexpected Correlation: The Legacy of Abortion

Study: Previous Abortions Linked With Pre-Term Birth and Cerebral Palsy

American Psychological Association Ignores Abortion-Depression Link

Study finds depression suffered by 80% of women who abort

48,589,993

Total Abortions since 1973

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Why the drop after 1960? (in deaths of women from illegal abortions)

The reasons were new and better antibiotics, better surgery and the establishment of intensive care units in hospitals. This was in the face of a rising population. Between 1967 and 1970 sixteen states legalized abortion. In most it was limited, only for rape, incest and severe fetal handicap (life of mother was legal in all states). There were two big exceptions — California in 1967, and New York in 1970 allowed abortion on demand. Now look at the chart carefully.

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Abortion Statistics - Decision to Have an Abortion (U.S.)

· 25.5% of women deciding to have an abortion want to postpone childbearing

· 21.3% of women cannot afford a baby

· 14.1% of women have a relationship issue or their partner does not want a child

· 12.2% of women are too young (their parents or others object to the pregnancy)

· 10.8% of women feel a child will disrupt their education or career

· 7.9% of women want no (more) children

· 3.3% of women have an abortion due to a risk to fetal health

2.8% of women have an abortion due to a risk to maternal health

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So how many women’s lives have been saved by abortion?

Only about 3% of abortions since 1972 were reported to be “due to a risk to maternal health.” A reasonable person would recognize that not all of those cases represent a lethal risk. But let’s say they did. That means that nearly 45 million fetuses were butchered to save the lives of about 1.3 million women. Or put another way; 35 babies are killed to save each woman.

Abortion was legal in all 50 states prior to Roe v. Wade in cases of danger to the life of the woman.

Roe v Wade: FULL Text (The Decision that wiped out an entire Generation 33 years ago today)

27 posted on 12/09/2008 3:15:42 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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